Painless Dental Injections

We have been told by thousands of patients that my injections are almost pain-free, and many have said that they do not feel anything at all. How is this possible, especially compared to most dentists’ results? Well, I utilize my clinical pharmacy background by using a specially compounded topical gel that we place onto the gum tissue for approximately 1 to 3 minutes. This not only numbs the surface of the gum where the injection will take place, but it also numbs the area below it. Next, we use the smallest, thinnest dental needle available and a special local anesthetic that does not cause the initial burning sensation typical of most local anesthetics. It is not meant to numb the tooth at this point, but rather numb the surrounding area so that the real anesthetics do not hurt when injected. A critical component of this whole procedure is to not rush when applying the solution. Doing it very slowly and carefully will minimize pressure and pain sensations.

Now, in addition to all of this, we numb the tooth. We utilize one special anesthetic to penetrate the hard bone of the lower jaw, while for the upper jaw we utilize the anesthetic used by most dentists, as that bone is much easier to penetrate to get full anesthesia (numbness).

(The information contained in this article is strictly for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the professional knowledge or advice of your personal dentist.)